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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Southern Life, Rachel Wise 09/21 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

: Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Southern Life, Rachel Wise 09/21 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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A Mississippi native, Rachel Wise grew up listening to an eclectic collection of music from heavy metal to classical to contemporary Christian. Being born into a musical family, she made her public singing debut at the age of two at her grandparent’s small church in Ashland, MS. Since then, she has been involved in various choirs and worship bands for most of her life. She broke into the Memphis Music scene in the fall of 2012, when she began her songwriting career. She and her songwriting team began crafting her signature sound.

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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Lessons From Life and Love 09/07 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Lessons From Life and Love 09/07 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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For Immediate Release
 
International Violinist and Singer-Songwriter KIMIA PPentonto Release the Soulful and Sophisticated WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP
 
Dallas, TX – As a recording and touring artist, songwriter, and classical violinist, KIMIA PENTON uses her music to explore the common themes we share on life’s journey. KIMIA PENTON is proud to announce her WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP, releasing worldwide in stores and online September 14, 2018. Having garnered favorable comparisons to Norah Jones, Brandi Carlile, Alison Krauss, Sara Bareilles, and Eva Cassidy, KIMIA PPenton’smusic is a tapestry of her adventures and travels that covers wide swaths of Jazz, Pop, and Folk, as well as stitches of Classical, R&B, Blues, and Middle Eastern influences. 
 
The WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP is a soulful and sophisticated celebration of self-compassion, authenticity, emotional healing, and fearless femininity. Kimia’s poignant and relatable lyrics and heartfelt vocals are inspired by her broad cultural background and reveal resonant themes of bravery, vulnerability, and self-reflection. “I like to emphasize the things we have in common and can all relate too,” she says. “I want to build bridges, not fences.” KIMIA PENTON produced her WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP alongside guitarist, co-producer, and co-writer Kelyn Crapp. The pair shares a self-described “nerdy” love of classical music, jazz, and literature. The two also share a tireless work ethic and an unspoken intuitive connection that began on Kimia’s previous album, Lessons from Life and Love.
 
Select album stunners on the new release include “Alive Again,” “Stepping Stones,” and “Where the Rain Falls.” The lush and folk-tinged “Alive Again” is a lighthouse beckoning to those lost on a journey in darkness. Kimia’s vocals manage to be sage and sensual on the track, offering the promise of a fresh start. The poignant piano ballad “Stepping Stones” is a message of gratitude to Kimia’s parents, who made many sacrifices so she could soar with opportunities. The elegant rusticity of “Where Rain Falls” recalls Van Morrison. Here, Kimia shares her gifts as a violinist, and showcases some of her finest lyrics, including the standout line “Where the rain falls, life grows.” Another treat is a recent video release of Kimia’s cover of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In the Wind.”
 
KIMIA PPentonhas earned press coverage and accolades from Jamsphere Magazine, ORSVP Magazine, The NewsHub, Artistviewblog.com, Nashvillemusicguide.com, Jazzu.org, and Sleepingbagstudios.ca. She has a deep love of live performance where she shares her music and message in an intimate setting with her fans and followers, and is able to deliver the strongest impact of the connecting and healing nature of her music. KIMIA PENTON’s vocals are soothing, warm, sweet, and soulful, and she effortlessly sings the haunting and graceful melodies she writes. 
Reflecting on her WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP, Kimia says, “Every song on this album is a message of perseverance, perspective and hope—you’ve got to keep going and living. It is a celebration of when you realize how much you have grown, and how much better things have become because you were courageous and honest in your life.” 
 
KIMIA PENTON was born in the Middle East, raised in London, and now calls Dallas, Texas her home. Her classical training as a violinist started at age seven, and she enjoyed studying both Eastern and Western classics. In her teenage years, she began songwriting and playing the guitar as a way to share messages she was passionate about in a personal way. Kimia’s songs express her love for different cultures and genres of music. Her latest release, WHERE THE RAIN FALLS, follows her successful debut album Lessons from Life and Love.
 
For more information or to Pre-Order the WHERE THE RAIN FALLS EP, please visit KIMIA PENTON’s website and social media pages via: https://kimiapmusic.com/
 
To Pre-Order WHERE THE RAIN FALLS on digital services please visit: http://smarturl.it/KimiaPenton
 
For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James at Glass Onyon PR: (828) 350-8158 or glassonyonpr@gmail.com
 
For Digital Marketing, please contact Jerome Forney at Independent Distribution Collective: jerome@independentdistro.com
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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Open Your Heart 04/20 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

 Globally- Open Your Heart 04/20 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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                                                       For Immediate Release
 
Multicultural European Singer-Songwriter EMILY JOHNSON Releases Her Debut EP OPEN YOUR HEARTProduced By NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN
 
“She has an extraordinary voice, superb.” – John Mclaughlin
 
San Rafael, CA – Sometimes known as “The Lady of Heart,” EMILY JOHNSON is a Bulgarian-born Nigerian singer, songwriter, and composer. Having performed around the world for many years, she is releasing OPEN YOUR HEART, her debut EP, on May 11, 2018, with the help of Tarpan Records in the United States. This EP was produced by NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN and features 4 original songs. 
 
EMILY JOHNSON was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, at a time when the country was still under the influence of the Soviet Union. Her mother is Bulgarian and her father Nigerian, a mix which made her quite different from the other children in her own neighborhood and even her own country. Different by color, but also different in her heightened sensitivity which is expressed so wonderfully in her music.
 
“Open your heart,” EMILY JOHNSON sings on her soon to be released debut EP of the same name. To her this statement is more than words; it is a way of life. On this release of original songs, she creates her art with something beyond passion, giving herself to her audience with a great generosity, energy, and sincerity. Emily brings others together to ignore prejudices, erase borders, and overcome difficulties. She shares with them a simple pleasure which is to SING!
 
Emily has been fortunate to work with some music industry greats, including the incredible guitarist John McLaughlin who invited her on stage for an emotional performance of “Redemption Song.” Another is the world famous, Grammy Award-winning American producer NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin), who graciously opened the doors of his Tarpan Studios to produce OPEN YOUR HEART.
 
Ever since John McLaughlin discovered EMILY JOHNSON on stage on the Côte d’Azur, the Mahavishnu Orchestrafounder has consistently praised her as an artist he already considers “a star.” Emily would certainly reply that she also owes much of her success to his friendship and support. John McLaughlin says, “If one day EMILY JOHNSON is on the top of the charts, it will be because of her talent. She has an extraordinary voice, superb. She has it all! An inner and outer beauty. She can sing everything.”
 
Emily appreciates this immense compliment coming from an artist with such a career. “He is more than a musician; John McLaughlin is a Legend and a great friend and I am so blessed to know him!” she says. They have performed together several times both live and in the studio. Their relationship is more than beautiful; it is strong, sincere and much more than words. 
 
Even better, John invited EMILY JOHNSON to cross the Atlantic to join NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN, the former Mahavishnu Orchestra drummer who became one of Billboard Magazine’s Top Ten Producers of all time. “John has opened up new horizons for me,” says Emily. “He is not only a friend but also my Light.” “The Light,” as she sings on the track from OPEN YOUR HEART that she wrote and dedicated to him.
 
OPEN YOUR HEART features some amazing performances, with NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN playing many instruments and featuring performances by Chris “Heist” Walden (Keyboards/Electronic Drums, “Open Your Heart”), Jim Reitzel (Guitar, “Open Your Heart”), and Cornell “CC” Carter and Deedee Simon (Back-up Vocals, “The Light” and “Open Your Heart”). The song “I’m Blessed” features Rapper G-Dub. OPEN YOUR HEART was recorded at Tarpan Studios by Jim Reitzel and mixed by Dave Frasier.
 
Today this beautiful story continues with new collaborations on both sides of the Atlantic and with the release of her first project, simply titled OPEN YOUR HEART. An obvious choice, isn’t it?
 
For more information about OPEN YOUR HEART or live EMILY JOHNSON performances please visit her website: www.emilyjohnsonofficial.com
 
To Pre-Order OPEN YOUR HEART on Digital Platforms worldwide please visit: http://radi.al/EmilyJohnsonOYH
 
To see the video for the title song “OPEN YOUR HEART” please visit: https://youtu.be/MlNusiSr-dI
 
For Press and Interview inquiries, please contact Billy James of Glass Onyon PR: glassonyonpr@gmail.com or (828) 350-8158

 

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally – ‘Evil Enough’ 04/06 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally – ‘Evil Enough’ 04/06 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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Female Metal Guitarist/Vocalist Tara Lynch to Release Debut Album “Evil Enough” on Friday the 13th Feat. All-Star Line-Up!
 
Featuring members of Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Vince Neil, Tony MacAlpine, Yngwie Malmsteen and Dokken!
 
Los Angeles – Tara Lynch (aka “Gui-Tara”) is a guitarist, composer, vocalist and songwriter who delivers heavy metal thunder with prominent melodic guitar riffs, shredding leads and powerhouse vocals. Tara will be releasing her debut album “Evil Enough” this April on Friday the 13th. 
 
“Evil Enough” is a melodic metal album featuring Tara Lynch on all guitars and vocals along with an all-star lineup of guest performances by Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath/Dio), Tony MacAlpine (solo/Planet X), Phil Soussan (Ozzy/Billy Idol), Mark Boals (Dokken/Yngwie Malmsteen), Brent Woods (Vince Neil/Sebastian Bach), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) and Björn Englen (Quiet Riot/Yngwie Malmsteen). “Evil Enough” is produced by Brent Woods. All words and music written by Tara Lynch.
 
Says Tara, “The entire ‘Evil Enough’ album is a musical autobiography. Very often, the term ‘blood, sweat and tears’ is used as a metaphor to describe the work one puts in to something that they are 110% invested in. This would be an accurate metaphor where I am concerned. It has been a tremendously emotional journey into my own soul in order to both write the lyrics that explain my experiences, as well as write the melodies to convey the feelings involved within each experience.”
 
Primarily self-taught, Tara played both electric and acoustic guitar and wrote songs in her childhood, picking up the bass, drums and piano along the way. Very serious about her musicianship and the unending desire to improve, Tara has personally studied with Steve Vai (Frank Zappa, David Lee Roth, Whitesnake), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Björn Englen (Quiet Riot/Yngwie Malmsteen) and Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater). 
Featured performers on Tara Lynch’s “Evil Enough” (alphabetically):
Vinny Appice – Drums (Dio, Black Sabbath, Last In Line)
Mark Boals – Vocals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Dokken, Raiding the Rock Vault)
Björn Englen – Bass (Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Soul Sign, Dio Disciples)
Tony MacAlpine – Keyboards (Tony MacAlpine, Planet X, CAB)
Glen Sobel – Drums (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires)
Phil Soussan – Bass (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Last In Line)
Brent Woods – Producer, Synthesizers, Background Vocals (Vince Neil, Sebastian Bach, John Waite)
 
“I have known Tara for years now and have always been amazed by her grace and poise as a lovely human being and dear friend. Well now it is time for all to be amazed by these divine musical gifts that she also possesses! A great player and singer to not only work with, but to listen and Rock to!!” – Tony MacAlpine
 
“Tara is like discovering an unfound gem. Combining fantastic guitar playing, great songwriting and amazing vocals she is a new force to be listened to!!” – Vinny Appice 
 
“Tara is an as yet greatly undiscovered talent. Writer, guitar player and singer she represents a powerful presence in this mainly male dominated genre. Working with her on her new record it is evident that she is destined for greatness.” – Phil Soussan 
 
“Tara Lynch has a beautiful natural vibrato that I have only heard in the very top guitar players.” – Derek Sherinian 
 
“Producing Tara’s album was an amazing experience. Her music, lyrics, voice and playing are melodic, aggressive, contemporary, classic and honest… It’s refreshing to hear an artist truly pissed off again!” – Brent Woods
 
“After knowing her as a friend for many years, I knew it would be fun, but working with Tara is like holding a Tiger by the tail, she is so full of talent and energy, knows exactly what she wants and is not afraid to go for it! It was a really great experience!! – Mark Boals
 
“Tara is just a pure pleasure and honor to work with. She knows what she wants but yet so humble and grateful. And what a talent!” – Björn Englen
 
“Drummers like to be challenged and Tara’s music definitely fits that description. I had a blast recording these songs and it’s an honor to be featured on a record with so many other great players and friends!” – Glen Sobel 
 
In closing Tara has this to impart, “This album has been a labor of love and an important part of both my personal and musical growth process. At the end of the day, it’s an album that I am extremely proud of and I really hope it touches people out there in the world who can relate to it and that it can help them know they’re not alone.”
 
Along with the release of “Evil Enough” on Friday the 13th of April, Tara Lynch plans to tour in 2018. “Let’s rock!” – Tara Lynch
 
“Evil Enough Album Promo Video: https://youtu.be/rO8_dyyaepM
 
To purchase Tara Lynch’s “Antidote” single and “Evil Enough” album (pre-orders available now for release Friday the 13th of April):
 
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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Origins 03/16 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Origins 03/16 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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Lisa LaRue to Release New Retrospective Album “Origins” Featuring Gilli Smyth, John Payne, Michael Sadler and Others on Melodic Revolution Records
 
Recently signed to Melodic Revolution Records, keyboardist & composer Lisa LaRue is set to release her new album “Origins” in April 2018! A double album celebrating 25 years and 11 releases by LaRue, “Origins” features some of the best musicians in the business: John Payne Asia, GPS), Michael Sadler (Saga), Mitch Perry (Talas, Aerosmith), Gilli Smyth (Gong), Don Schiff (Rocket Scientist, Kracked Earth), Federico Fantacone (Orchestre Celesti) John Baker (Forever Twelve, Mars Hollow) as well as Steve Adams, Brenda K, Michael Wheeler, Merrill Hale, Svetlan Raket (Par Lindh Project), John “Yafke” Timothy, Michael Alvarez.
 
Says Lisa, “The title takes it back to where it all started. Finishing a career, where one started. The photo on the back of the CD was taken on Burnett’s Mound, an infamous site in Topeka, Kansas where I grew up, and where the photo of ‘Kansas’ was taken on the back of their first album. They were very influential and inspirational to me as a young keyboardist/musician growing up in Topeka. The Sunflower on the front represents my origins in Topeka, as well.”
 
Lisa LaRue became the first female artist signed to the Sound of America Records label (SOAR) a sub-label of Natural Visions, the first all-Native American record label founded by Grammy Winner and Motown producer Tom Bee. In 2008 Lisa was nominated for a Hollywood Music Award and was also awarded The Oklahoma Music Award for “Native American Artist of the Year.” Her band 2KX was Nominated as Instrumental Band of the Year in 2011 by the Los Angeles Music Awards.
 
Lisa has also appeared on recordings by others, including Head Transfer Process (Stargazer), Esquire with Nikki Squire (“Stay Low”), Don Schiff, Ryo Okumoto, Oliver Wakeman, Steve Gresswell, Quester and Beyond the Labyrinth.
 
The songs on “Origins” were written and recorded over 25 years. Some in a small recording studio in Tahlequah, OK over a year’s time with John “Yakfe” Timothy, and some in Los Angeles working extensively with John Payne as a co-producer, mixing engineer, bassist, and vocalist. Also, certain songs were known as some of the first prog projects done via internet transfer and finalize with “Sussuration” and “Lemniscate,” completely produced and mixed by LaRue.
 
Says Lisa, “This album is extremely important – it’s important to me, as it represents 25 years of my life and some of the best work I’ve done with some of the best friends in the world. It’s important because it represents the unity and bringing together of many musicians, big and small, through the universal language, music. Lastly, it’s important to fans, as it represents some of the obscure work of many top-notch artists that they may not have in their collection. Melodic Revolution and Nick Katona have always been known for bringing artists together, so there is no better label to showcase this 25-year effort.”
 
“Lisa has a unique perspective to her music. Her Prog rock style is highly influenced by her Native American roots. The listener is drawn in by the mystical and avant-garde approach. From my point of view, it has always been a pleasure and great experience working with her music.” – John Payne
 
“A very atmospheric composition, with a lovely tranquil finale. I hear a lot of my father’s influence in it, a beautiful arrangement.” – Aaron Emerson (son of Keith Emerson) regarding the song “Aspiration”
 
“Some incredible music with 2K9 and 2KX. 2K9 was the beginning….getting to know each other musically, hoping that what you submitted met the criterion, listening to each other’s output and certainly not wanting to overplay. In my opinion, though, this process came to fruition with 2KX’s ‘Fast & Blue’: an accord harmonically, rhythmically, and melodically. I would call a musical synchronicity. Plus I had a joyous yet challenging time contributing!” –  Steve Adams, guitarist for Lisa LaRue Project 2K9 and for 2KX
 
In conjunction with the release of “Origins,” Lisa would like to focus on licensing for soundtracks, television, etc., and being a guest orchestrator on other artist’s projects. In closing she has this to impart, “This album brings together all of the messages of all of my albums. Heritage and culture, bringing people together from around the world, giving each other creative outlets, and finding your spirit mean you’ve made peace with the world and yourself.”

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- No Mercy 03/02 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

 

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- No Mercy 03/02 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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San Francisco – Anna Karney has been making great music for many years, performing across the US and collaborating with many talented and notable artists. She has put out several singles and EPs as a solo artist and together with her band, and will release the fifth full-length KARNEY album of original songs titled NO MERCY in stores and online March 9, 2018. Keeping her mind on social justice and positive messages, Anna Karney’s lyrical content offers a sardonic and sometimes straightforward approach to many of the issues facing people today, with a message of hope resonating throughout every song she writes.?

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Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Recognize the Signs of Teen Abuse 02/23 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

Empowering and Inspiring Women Globally- Recognize the Signs of Teen Abuse 02/23 by DiannaBelleRose | Entertainment Podcasts

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 Award Winning Book “Fire and Ice” 
by Diana Bellerose
Link: https://www.buybooksontheweb.com/product.aspx?ISBN=0-7414-7035-7

When it comes to teen sexual abuse, the problem is more common than one might think. While not considered terribly common, the problem is not considered uncommon. And, because less than half of sexual abuse is reported, it could be more prevalent than most people are willing to admit. Therefore, it is important to carefully consider teen sexual abuse, and how to stop it. One way is education. It is important for teens and adults to understand that sexual abuse of teenagers is wrong, and that it can encompass a variety of sex acts, and that fear, impaired judgment (due to drugs, alcohol or mental state) and coercion can lead to sexual abuse, even though the victim may not actively resist. A victim whose compliance is due to factors other than a desire to engage in sexual activity has not actually consented. Source TeenHelp.com